Washington Week

Showdown over Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland

Special | 21m 14s | Video has closed captioning.

President Obama nominated Federal Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant after the death of Antonin Scalia last month, but Senate Republicans have vowed not to hold hearings or vote on his nomination. NBC's Pete Williams examines Garland's background and the potential ideological shift on the Court.

Aired: 03/18/16

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

Major funding for “Washington Week” is provided by Consumer Cellular, Otsuka, Kaiser Permanente, the Yuen Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.

10 big stories Washington Week covered

Celebrating 50 Years

10 big stories Washington Week covered

Washington Week came on the air February 23, 1967. In the 50 years that followed, we covered a lot of history-making events. Read up on 10 of the biggest stories Washington Week covered in its first 50 years.

Learn More